Wastewater

The City of Hemet owns and operates a wastewater collection system. However, the City does not own or operate wastewater treatment facilities. The City has an agreement with Eastern Municipal Water District for treatment of all wastewater generated within the City of Hemet. The wastewater from the City system flows directly into the EMWD system through a series of inter-connections between the two systems. The City’s wastewater is treated at the EMWD San Jacinto Regional Water Reclamation Facility. 

Sewer Education Outreach 2 ENGLISH

Wipe Clog Pipes - Spanish

The City of Hemet Water Department would like to remind our customers that flushing wipes, paper towels, and similar products down toilets will clog sewers and cause backups and overflows at wastewater treatment facilities, creating a public health risk. Even wipes labeled “flushable” will clog pipes and interfere with sewage collection and treatment throughout the state. Please, Think Before You Flush!

Sewer Education Outreach ENGLISH

Fats, Oils, Grease - Spanish

Fats, oils, and grease (often referred to as FOG) are universal problem substances in wastewater. Most FOG is not soluble; meaning it does not mix well with water. Due to this, FOG floats on water and clings to surface areas void of water. This is why grease collects on the top of drain lines first. As additional FOG flows down a line the line will eventually clog. FOG that does not collect inside drain lines ends up in the sewer system. Sewer line maintenance crews get trouble calls throughout the year due to line blockages caused by excessive amounts of FOG in discharged wastewater. Some of these blockages occur in the customer's sewer line while others cause a more serious problem by obstructing the sewer lines.

The grease originates from those who dump cooking oils and grease down the drain instead of properly disposing the grease in solid waste containers. Grease in the sanitary sewer is preventable, and everyone should be made aware not to dump grease down drains!

For more details please click on the following link:

https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/press_room/press_releases/2020/pr03172020_products_clogging_sanitation.pdf